How can Lantana camara
be used to generate livelihoods?
We are working on an initiative to help local indigenous (Adivasi) communities use Lantana to make furniture. The idea is to achieve the removal of the weed (which will benefit the forest ecosystem), while creating a self-sustaining livelihood for the local communities.
As part of this project, we are also creating life-size models of Asian elephants using Lantana, promoting a message of human-wildlife coexistence. Making these models is an elaborate process involving several steps, outlined in the video below.